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hd life begins in that horrible situation of rape that is something that god intended to happen. >> romney: there is so much at stake. i hope you'll join me in supporting richard mourdock for u.s. senate. >> cenk: you can bet your bottle dollar i will not. we'll bring that to you in a minute. and then mitt has a new new is strategy. >> i came in and and some have been holding signs that say democrats for romney. i love that. did the romney's get rich off the auto bailout. >> romney: i said absolutely not. do not write a bailout check.
>> but a bailout check was written by none other than ann romney. >> cenk: and then someone who richly deserved it. you know who i'm talking about. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: there is only one g.o.p. senate candidate that romney has backed in this election cycle. it's richard mourdock from indiana. here is his ad supporting him. >> romney: this fall i'm supporting richard mourdock for senate. richard worked with governor mitch daniels with the budget. he'll be the 51st vote to stop obama healthcare. and there is so much at stake, i
hope you'll join me in supporting richard mourdock for u.s. senate. >> i'm richard mourdock. i approve this message. >> cenk: shouldn't we support richard mourdock. he was in a debate last night. he said something interesting. let's see if you support this. >> i realized that god is a gift from god. even when life begins in a horrible situation of rape it is something that god intenned to happen. >> cenk: god intended to happen? wow! well, how about paul ryan, he doesn't support this radical guy, does he? you can see where this is going--of course he does. he said, quote please, pleads send us richard mourdock. we need this man in the united states senate. now, he said that in in the september 17th fundraiser, of course. also another man running for united states senate--these are not podunk guys in local communities. these are not bloggers. these are not tangential
figures. todd akin is also run running for united states senate in missouri. you remember this moment, of course. >> you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraceptions seem a bit extreme so i looked into it. >> cenk: sorry, guys i meant to give you the quote from todd akin. todd akin said if it's a legitimate rape, you all remember that, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. but let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something, i think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist and not talking the child. i want to give you the last part of that for good reason. they always talk about oh, you know, we've got difference of opinions. romney says, i have got an exception for rape and incest. and akin and richard mourdock find ways to justify it.
these are not slip-ups by todd akin and richard mourdock. this is what they actually mean. they can only contain the monster for some time. then finally they just say it. why do they say it? it's because their policy is hideous. my god if you get raped they're going to have this rapist--you got to have his kid! can you imagine? just sit back for a second and imagine how hideous that is. do you know in over half the states that that guy gets visitation rights? then you have to see him for the rest of your life as that kid grows up. that is their policy. wait a minute, that's not fair to mitt romney because mitt romney says there should be an exception for rape an incest. no, that's not how it works. mitt romney is not going to to back legislation. mitt romney is going to pick a supreme court nominee. then the supreme court nominee will likely switch the vote to
5-4 against roe versus wade. then the supreme court decides. if the supreme court says it's okay to make it illegal, then they can make it illegal in all circumstances. think about this too, what if it's illegal to get an abortion after you've been raped? you got to have the rapist's child. you have to see the dad for another 18 years and they might put you in jail if you try to get an abortion. how sick is that? but that's their guys. that's what akin believes. that's what murdoch believes. and romney says, i don't believe that. but that's exactly what he would do by nominating someone for the supreme court. this issue is almost as important as everything else combined. you can say that obama has not been great on wall street, drone strikes, etc. but he does pick progressive supreme court justices. romney would definitely pick a right winger.
75% of the country wants abortion to be legal. these guys are not kidding. they would make it illegal. but here's romney with his fluffy nonsense, oh, me? of course--abortion? never heard of it. here. >> you know, those ads say mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraceptions seemed a bit extreme. i looked into it. turns out romney does not oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in case of rape, incest and to save the mother's life. these issues are concerned to me. but i'm concerned about the debt that our children will be left with. i voted for obama last time. we can't afford another four years. >> cenk: it's not true that romney would pick an extreme court justice, and that ad is misleading in that sense.
she said my reproductive rights are a little important but economy is more important and ignore the reproductive rights part. i thought this guy was a true conservative. all of a sudden he's running in the general election and's not all that conservative any more. remember this mitt romney. >> romney: i fought in a deep blue state but i was a conservative republican governor. >> cenk: back during the primaries he was severely conservative. now in the general election, me, conservative pro-life, i don't know what you're talking about. what an unbelievable fraud. the president called him out an on that today. >> obama: after running for a year in which he called himself severely conservative. mitt romney is trying to convince you that's severely kidding. >> cenk: that sounds all right there. let's go back to the ad o listen don't worry what they're going to do with your reproductive rights. michelle malkin said, in fact,
here, we have it on tape. listen to her. >> vote with your ladies smarts and not your laid parts. >> there's a bumper sticker. >> cenk: why does she not want you to vote with your laid lady parts. they want to take those rights away from you. they know it. she's not the only one. you got to warn the kids. rush limbaugh is about to say some vulgar things but he'll hit that same exact theme. >> i want to tell you and everybody else how the obama campaign looks at women, every one of them. this is how they approach women. this is how they attempt to get their votes. you are--don't interrupt me--you are a vagina. you use it multiple times a day and you want somebody else to
pay for the contraceptions so you can use your vagina every day. then when the contraception fails, you want an abortion, and you want somebody else to pay for that. i'm your guy. vote obama. that's their appeal to women. their appeal is that republicans don't like your vagina. they don't want you using your vagina except when they want to. and if you do get pregnant, by god, you're going to have this baby, then you're going to be put in jail. >> right, right, right. >> cenk: yeah, but that is your stance. in fact, you say that is your stance. you say that and if they get pregnant and try to have an abortion you will put them in jail. this is what they're so afraid of. that you're going to find out their actual policies and what they're actually going to do. he has got a female caller on the line saying, beth, shut up. let me tell but your vagina.
beth finally gets to speak. it's funny and sad at the same time. >> i wish could i use my vagina several times a day but unfortunately i'm working 15 hours a day. it's crazy. it's absolutely crazy. >> that's why it's insulting. [ chuckling ] >> cenk: even the republicans callers are saying, i would like to use it. no unless of course you're in the dominican republic. where did he go with all that viagra. now hitch hitch back peddle, backpedal. >> so many people mistook misunderstood the points i was trying to make. if because of the clock of claire--the lack of clarity in my words they came away with an
impression with what i said just a moment ago i apologize. >> cenk: i'm a much more humble person now that you found out what i actually think. they don't say these things by accident. they say this because they mean it. mr. richard mourdock's comments do not reflect governor romney's views. we disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him. they will leave that ad up in indiana where mitt romney enthusiasticcally supports richard mourdock. is that the kind of guy you want? look at all these guys? they're all on the same team. what they are really afraid of is that you're going to find out what their real policy is. all right, now when we come back we got some updates on the campaign for you including some swing state numbers. are they positive?
are they negative? should you worry? should you be happy? it's nip and tuck. we'll tell you when we return. >> yes know what we know. they know what they know. and i'm confident that we're going win this race. we'll know who is bluffing and who isn't in two weeks. >> cenk: also that strategy, we're going to win! why do both sides do that? then later in the program obama administration well, there is breaking news on bengahzi. we'll bring in the tyt supreme court. are they bluffing or are they telling the truth. we'll get real, you know it. >> another alert saying the embassy in tripoli reported the islamic military group claims responsibility for the bengahzi attack on facebook and twitter and has called for an attack on the embassy in tripoli. [ ♪ music ♪ ]
[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: now with less than two weeks left before the elections of course, there is a lot going on in the campaigns. i'm going to break down that news for you guys, and interpret it for you. for example both sides now have talking points about how they're going to win. a little different from what they were saying before. here is romney. >> romney: did you get a chance to watch the debates? [ cheering ] >> romney: they have super charged our campaign. i got to tell you that. >> cenk: all right we're going to win! the campaign and the debates--by the way, i watched the debates. you watched three out of four of them, you and ryan did.
sad day for you. now here's obama's team saying the same thing. watch. >> we know what we know, and they know what they know. i'm confident that we're going to win this race, and we'll know who is bluffing and who isn't in two weeks. >> cenk: before if you remember both sides were, look, i don't know if we're going to win the polls don't look good. all of a sudden two weeks before the election oh, we're definitely going to win. why do they do that? before they need money. that's why they send the panic e-mails to all their supporters, etc. saying give us $3 because we're about to lose. oh, my god, it's panic time. but now we're close to the election they've raised the money, they bought the ad. what is matters most is that you turn out the vote. they think if you think your side is going to win you'll get excited and you're more likely to vote. that's why these guys will change the way they're talking. politics is a fascinating game, full of lies and deceptions. so they knew they were not going
to lose before, and all of a sudden they think they're going to win. the same is true with romney. they thought they were going to win when he's down by ten in ohio, and now he has switched his line on that. of course switching positions romney? here we go again. >> paul and i have a few things in common. one is we both learned to reach across the aisle in our elected office to find ways to work with democrats, republicans independents, to get the job done. >> cenk: of course, of course, of course, paul ryan, paul ryan reached across the aisle? he only did that to slap democrats if he did that at all. i don't know who you think you're kidding mr. severely conservative. but they are trying to get those independent voters who haven't decided. there goes severely conservative, and here comes i love democrats. i reach out all the time to work with them--nonsense! there was one more aspect to what is happening in the
campaigns, and gloria allred with an interesting announcement. she's respecting maureen stenberg. she divorced tom stenberg. why do we care about them? they own staples and mitt romney testified for him and now she's saying that mitt romney helped tom stenberg hide the money. >> arriving in a massachusetts courtroom with client maureen stenberg in tow. mar lean stenberg is the first wife of this man. tom stenberg. he's a close friend of mitt romney even giving a five-minute speech at the convention testifying to the integrity of mitt romney.
during the divorce proceedings mitt romney was called on to testify. the case has been under a gag order since that time. >> cenk: can they left that gag order and find out what mitt romney said and release it to the public? mitt romney team said he didn't say anything bad. that's fine. but if the issue is hiding money, that should be interesting news if it comes out before the election. maureen stenberg says about the two of them, her ex-husband and romney. i was married to his partner in crime, mr. staples they believe they can rule our world. they're not healthy people. it goes beyond greed. it's power. to help me break down all this plus the swing state polls which is very, very important of course, who are we going to bring in? obviously, epics politics man. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right michael. >> yes. >> cenk: all this bragging i'm going to win.
i'm going to win. it reminded me of a guy from the primaries. >> i'm going to be the nominee. it's hard to look at the recent polls, the odds are high that i'm going to be the nominee. >> cenk: it doesn't really matter. there is no down side bragging about how you're going win. >> the down side is sitting here and playing somebody else's tape, just like we did to newt. an air of confidence does more than appear confident to your base but it gets other people on board and people want to follow a winner. >> cenk: that's the silliest thing in the world. i root for the steelers if it looks like the cowboys are going to win well, the cowboys i'm going to vote for the cowboys. but there are people out there. >> s they're going to vote for the cowboy as soon as those are fair-weather friends. >> the obama campaign does it in
a different way, not necessarily a better way. but a more methoddal way. the romney campaign has done that since denver. it's been an energy behind why they're doing it since they picked up in denver, and they're moving forward in it. they should have a little bit of it because things have changed. >> cenk: now if they change after denver and they got a big bounce the republicans did. but since then they have lost pretty much every debate, right? so a little bit mix on the ryan-biden debate but most polls say biden won. no mix obama won the last two debates according to every poll. has there been a bounce for that for obama. >> cenk: there was a bounce caught rising the wound stopping the plead bleeding, and making sure it didn't get better for romney. it hasn't gotten better. since a couple of days ago he has gotten a boost but i think
it's too early to see if that's true or not. you don't expect the president to get a huge boost in the debate the way romney did. romney had to change the dialogue completely, which he did do. and obama gets back to his bench mark. >> cenk: that was a pretty good bench mark because he was winning solidly. how are we doing in those states now. >> we have new polls and i would say that the president had a good day. ohio they're three polls and a fourth that shows him up by two points. the first, the "time" magazine poll has i am up by five. survey usa has him up by three ands rasmussen poll. the romney people have camps to ohio, and they've put all their resources there realizing they can't win without ohio. you look at the early voting and you can see why republicans want to fight early voting. the margin of 60% to 30%, obama
has the early voters. in 2008 a third of ohioans voted early. it showed great organization. they have three times as many on the ground in ohio than the romney people. this is all really good. what is another important piece out of ohio out of this poll, the "time" magazine poll where he's up five, 49% to 43% is the spread. that's a higher percentage of white voters than obama is seeing in any other swing state right now. >> cenk: show me virginia really quick. >> virginia is a great set of polls for the president here. he's up seven points in old dominion university poll, and then up also in what i assume is a very republican-leaning poll if such a thing exists, newsmax/ newsmax/zogby. this is not where romney wanted to be in virginia. >> cenk: if he's down this far in virginia with two weeks ago that is bad news for romney.
the beliefs were so big now we're back to a place where it's pretty comfortable. even rasmussen has-- >> you can't just pick the polls. you have to look at them in mass. this trend in virginia is not what romney wanted. when he announced paul ryan for his running mate in virginia. when he wanted to come out with the bayonets and the horses, they may be playing to that as well. >> cenk: no matter who it was if you told me 13 days before an election one of the guys is down 3% to 5% in virginia, i would say that's who is going to lose. now romney is down 3% to 5% in virginia. that is very bad for him. michael, thank you. we have more bad news for mitt romney.
the auto bailout, it looks like he may have taken a little bit for himself. >> here in detroit where we see vultures feasting on the corporation of another victim, the delco auto parts decision of general motors. >> cenk: later in the program an elbow on top of the head of a guy who totally utterly richly deserves it. can you guess it? guess at @tytoncurrent
talk to parker posey. she's the star of "a mighty wind" and no, that's now what comes out of rush limbaugh. only on current tv. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: remember today was supposed to be the big day of the big announcement! my god, it's going to change the race and it was going to be huge--but except it was no news at all. it was the dumbest thing in the world.
here it is. >> i'm very honored to have gotten him to release his long form birth certificate. if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and if he gives his past port applications and records i will give to a charity of his choice a check immediately for $5 million. >> cenk: that's not an announcement. that's zero news! if he releases his kindergarten report card, i will do something! maybe buy him a slice of pizza! you're a buffoon! welcome to the middle of the ring. [ cheering ] oh, no not the hair, not the hair yeah, that's right. we're done with this guy. he has